On Jan. 10, the Belarusian capital of Minsk hosted a gathering between Director General of Gazprom Export Elena Burmistrova and Georgia’s Energy Minister Kakha Kaladze.
The parties agreed conditions of gas transportation through Georgia to Armenia and gas supplies to Georgia.
“Gazprom Export has produced a package proposal to Georgia under optimal and mutually beneficial conditions, that will permit the Georgian party to lift guaranteed income from transportation services and enhance the toughness for gas supply in Georgia,” Burmistrova said.
Georgia functions as a transit country to move Russian gas to Armenia.
Previously, Russia paid Georgia for gas transportation by supplying propane inside level of 10 percent in the transported gas volume.
“In the worldwide practice of gas trade they not anymore apply payments with recycleables. The Russian party has proposed to the partners switching to money payments for gas transportation services on such basis as the rates employed in the EU,” based on the statement.